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Booting from a live CD is booting nothing else but what is on the CD. We won't be able to control this from our existing installation on our hard drive because our computer will not access it during boot. We may however create a customized live session to include all we need there: How to customize the Ubuntu Live CD? On a live session desktop icons will ...


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Use the filecommand to find out the file type: $ file initrd.lz initrd.lz: gzip compressed data, from Unix, last modified: Sun Feb 8 22:26:04 2015 So it tells you it's just a gzip file with a strange suffix. Since gunzip refuses to decompress files not having the right suffix, either rename the file or tell it to use a different suffix: gunzip --suffix ...



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